This is a scarce 1893 map of the coast of Maine by George Walker and Company. It covers the eastern coast of Maine from Grand Manan Island west as far as Penobscot Bay and Vinalhaven Island and north as far as Vanceboro. The map offers detail throughout noting cities, towns, islands, bays, rivers, roads, and several other important geographical features. Best routes are shown in red. The map was first copyrighted in 1893 (as here) and later in 1905 by Geo. H. Walker and Company. This is the 1893 first edition. Uncommon to the market.
George Hiram Walker (January 4, 1852 - November 14, 1927) was a Boston based publisher of books, views, and maps active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Springfield, Vermont, Walker started his life as a dry goods merchant but developed an active interest in publishing during the early 1870s. Walker began publishing in 1878 when he partnered with an unknown New York Firm. Two years later, Walker brought the operation in house by partnering with his brother, Oscar W. Walker, in the opening of a lithography studio at 81 Milk Street, Boston. Shortly thereafter the firm expanded to new offices at 160 Tremont Street, Boston. The Walker brothers produced a large corpus of works, most of which focused on travel and tourism in New England. Walker also established the Walker-Gordon Milk Laboratory with Dr. Thomas Morgan Rotch and Gustave Gordon. This interesting investment was based on the premise that infant deaths could be avoided by providing higher quality milk. The company eventually became a great success, producing a high-quality cow milk that closely resembled human breast milk. In the process the Walker-Gordon laboratory developed many of the dairy health standards that are still with us today. Walker married Irene L. Loud on March 25, 1885. Learn More...
Very good. Minor wear along original fold lines. Accompanied by original binder.